Twitter policy

I’ve decided to formulate a policy for dealing with the less funtastic aspects of Twitter. This will be updated over time. I reserve the right to modify/disregard any part of the policy just because I feel like it. I also reserve the right to clog your timeline with pugs and that Vine of Liz Kendall…

The light on the hill is growing dim but still worth fighting for

It is not over. There is still hope. A single scarlet petal blooms defiantly on the withered stalk. The Labour Party lives yet. Jeremy Corbyn will be on the ballot paper for the forthcoming leadership election. Per the bizarre decision of the national executive committee, he will not require as much as a single nomination. It…

How Theresa May should approach her Scotland problem

Tallying up the daunting inventory of demands on the new prime minister’s time, it’s a wonder Theresa May wants the job at all. There’s Brexit — which she didn’t support but equally didn’t not support — and the fallout from that. When does she trigger Article 50? Will an “independent” Britain be in the European…

Saddam: A brutal psychopath whose reign was marked by sadism and corruption

Saddam Hussein started as he meant to go on. When he came to power in 1979, the new President of Iraq instigated a purge of senior Ba’ath Party officials. The aim was to eliminate potential rivals and exert his total control over the regime. The method foreshadowed the barbarism that guided Hussein’s blood-soaked political career. Gathering…